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Welcome to Birch Class

Birch Class are Year 1 with Miss Tombling as their teacher. 


Miss Tombling and Birch class are coming to the end of another brilliant half term. Unbelievably, they only have one more half term together! Our topic 'Up, Up and Away' has proved a real success with the children, with many of them offering great ideas about the early attempts at flight. Have a look to see what we have been up to this half term...

This half term, our topic is...

Up, Up and Away!


We have been learning about man's early attempt at flight and key inventors along the way. We found out about the Montgolfier Brothers who invented the first hot air balloon and the Wright Brothers who invented the first aeroplane. In addition to this, we have explored the achievements and mystery surround Amelia Earhart. In art, we have drawn, coloured and painted birds and planes - all things that fly! The children have enjoyed looking at man's failed attempts of flying and engaged well with a key story: Rosie Revere, Engineer. Next week, we are looking forward to visiting Twycross Zoo which will tie in our topic from last half term ('Amazing Animals') and include many flying animals to see!  



- Bring a named water bottle each day

- Bring named P.E. kit into school on a Monday morning (including trainers). The top half for this needs to be either a plain or Underwood logo white t-shirt. 

- Bring your reading book, phonics booklet and diary each day. We will change books every Tuesday and Friday

Polar Animals - this linked to our previous topic Polar Explorers and our current topic Amazing Animals!